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Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: R. J. Palacio

Narrated By: Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Diana Steele

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: February 2012

Duration: 8 hours 0 minutes


A special movie tie-in edition of R.J. Palacio's #1 New York Times bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Mandy Patinkin.
Over 6 million people have fallen in love with Wonder and Auggie Pullman, the ordinary boy with the extraordinary face, who inspired a movement to Choose Kind.
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. Wonder, a #1 New York Times bestseller, begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel 'a meditation on kindness' —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.
Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder, #choosekind
#1 New York Times bestseller
USA Today bestseller
Time Magazine's 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time
New York Times Book Review Notable Book
Washington Post Best Kids' Book
'In a wonder of a debut, Palacio has written a crackling page-turner filled with characters you can't help but root for.' —Entertainment Weekly
'Rich and memorable.' —The New York Times
'A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation.' —Wall Street Journal


  • Karen M

    What an outstanding novel. My class is so eager to finish and then compare the movie! we are in a special needs school so many of the situations are familiar to my students. Narration is terrific!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful.

  • Brooke C

    We listened as a family and all loved it!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

  • Ann G

    I loved it.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

  • Gali Kidron

    Our kids (6 and 9) were so into this book that as soon as we got into the car they demanded we listen to the book. They loved the voices of each character and we listened to it as a family. Very educational book - lots of serious social topics for us to discuss together.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    I loved it so much!!!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

  • Debbie H

    Awesome story! Heartwarming

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

  • Deborah G

    I love this book so far and I'm really happy that my 5th grader is reading a different book that's above her reading level and enjoying it at the same time!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

  • aiden r

    i love this book its amazing

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

  • Kimberly B

    Really enjoyed this! The lessons that it teaches to both young and old kids is awesome! Really makes you rethink who you are and what you believe in!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

  • Savannah C

    This book is amazing! I would recommend that all teachers read it whether it be before you start teaching or if you are already teaching.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.


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